(*) Registration for this course is closed after January 31, 2017. If you’re interested in taking this course in the future please e-mail us.
This class is based upon the practice of Insight Dialogue and was developed over a period of 10 years. It is the result of a collaboration between the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Metta Programs.
Have you ever noticed that even when your formal mindfulness practice is going well you can hit the skids when it’s time to communicate with others? Developing an interpersonal mindfulness practice helps us be more fully present with others and oneself.
Touching and being touched, we create our world.” -Gregory Kramer
Note: The bulk of the class time will be spent reflecting and practicing in dyads, using the Insight Dialogue Guidelines.
Prerequisite: MBSR foundation class or prior meditation experience.
Read what people are saying about the interpersonal mindfulness course here.
Orientation Session: (required for anyone interested in taking the course)
Tuesday, January 31, 6:30–9pm
Evening Sessions: 8 Classes
Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28 6:30 – 9 pm
Saturday March 4th 9:30am – 5:00pm
*The all day class is essential as new material is presented.
Elaine Retholtz has been studying and practicing the Dharma since 1988. In addition to teaching Dharma at New York Insight, she is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and has a deep interest in helping students integrate mindfulness practice into daily life.
Elaine is committed to deepening her own understanding of issues of diversity and the way racial conditioning in the United States affects all of us — both as individuals and in relationship to the institutions we are a part of, including New York Insight. She’s been involved in New York Insight’s diversity efforts for many years, serving on the diversity committee, and working with others to create spaces – for diverse groups of practitioners as well as for white practitioners meeting separately – to explore these issues within a Dharma frame.
In addition to her teaching, Elaine works as an acupuncturist in private practice, integrating mindfulness into her encounters with clients.